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The Resource The third disestablishment : church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975, Steven K. Green

The third disestablishment : church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975, Steven K. Green

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The third disestablishment : church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975
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The third disestablishment
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church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975
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Steven K. Green
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eng
Summary
In 1947, the Supreme Court embraced the concept of church-state separation as shorthand for the meaning of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The concept became embedded in Court's jurisprudence and remains so today. Yet separation of church and state is not just a legal construct; it is embedded in the culture. Church-state separation was a popular cultural ideal, chiefly for Protestants and secularists, long before the Supreme Court adopted it as a constitutional principle. While the Court's church-state decisions have impacted public attitudes-particularly those controversial holdings regarding prayer and Bible reading in public schools-the idea of church-state separation has remained relatively popular; recent studies indicate that approximately two-thirds of Americans support the concept, even though they disagree over how to apply it. 0In the follow up to his 2010 book The Second Disestablishment, Steven K. Green sets out to examine the development of modern separationism from a legal and cultural perspective. The Third Disestablishment examines the dominant religious-cultural conflicts of the 1930s-1950s between Protestants and Catholics, but it also shows how other trends and controversies during mid-century impacted both judicial and popular attitudes toward church-state separation: the Jehovah's Witnesses' cases of the late-30s and early-40s, Cold War anti-communism, the religious revival and the rise of civil religion, the advent of ecumenism, and the presidential campaign of 1960. The book then examines how events of the 1960s-the school prayer decisions, the reforms of Vatican II, and the enactment of comprehensive federal education legislation providing assistance to religious schools-produced a rupture in the Protestant consensus over church-state separation, causing both evangelicals and religious progressives to rethink their commitment to that principle
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1955-
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Green, Steven K.
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non fiction
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  • Church and state
  • United States
  • Church and state
  • Religion
  • United States
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The third disestablishment : church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975, Steven K. Green
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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9780190908140
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2018016557
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1039928229
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The third disestablishment : church, state, and American culture, 1940-1975, Steven K. Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780190908140
Lccn
2018016557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1039928229

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